Thu May 13th
The Rapid Response Fund enables YBCA to respond to urgent needs that affect our community’s well-being. This fall, donors to the Fund enabled YBCA to transform its facility into a supervised Community Hub, providing access to safe and digitally-connected space for distance learning for at-risk students from Bessie Carmichael Elementary School’s 2nd – 5th-grade through March 2020.
Today, your tax-deductible gift to the Rapid Response Fund provides critical support for the SF Creative Corps and seeds the Rapid Response Fund so that YBCA can continue to prioritize the needs of the community as they arise. With the SF Creative Corps, a pilot program led by YBCA in partnership with the City and County of San Francisco, we’re employing artists, musicians, performers, and muralists to provide creative messaging and education in public spaces throughout San Francisco to encourage COVID-19 safe behavior. In service of hiring and empowering artists to share joy and inspiration at a time when we need it most, these Community Health Ambassadors will educate and inspire people to care for themselves and others in their community.
The SF Creative Corps initiative is guided by the knowledge that the arts are a powerful tool for public communication and emotional healing, and buoyed by a coalition of city and public-benefit organizations. This coalition would not be complete without YOU.
Verda Alexander and Primo Orpilla
Anonymous San Francisco Family
Ruth Asawa Fund
Lisa Brown and Daniel Handler
Joanne Chow Winship
Diana Cohn and Craig Merrilees
Walter & Elise Haas Fund
Antje Kann and Dave Maltz
Gayle and Ben Lidman
Nicola Miner and Robert Mailer Anderson
K. Oberhaus and L. Gathers
Robert and Marcia Popper
Leslie and Merle Rabine
Roselyne C. Swig
Tuggeranong Community Arts Association Inc
David Joseph Weber and Renu Agrawal
Mitchell and Kristen Yawitz